27th May 2014
Queen to release unheard tracks of Freddie Mercury by end of year 5
3:40 PM — Queen has confirmed plans to release a new album featuring previously unheard tracks sung by late frontman Freddie Mercury.
25th May 2014
UK: Sam Smith hints at sexuality in new music video 6
4:17 PM — Singer-songwriter Sam Smith has addressed rumours about his sexuality in a new music video.
US: Jamaican rapper Queen Ifrica dropped from concert over homophobic lyrics 10
2:31 PM — A Jamaican rapper who was due to perform a show in New York has been dropped from the line-up, after protests over her homophobic lyrics.
24th May 2014
Logo says it ‘will not allow anti-trans rhetoric’ after RuPaul defends transphobic slurs 17
5:12 PM — TV network Logo has distanced itself from statements made by drag artist RuPaul Charles, who defended the use of transphobic slurs.
23rd May 2014
Against Me frontwoman: Arcade Fire should have a real trans person in their video, not Spider-Man 14
10:35 PM — The lead singer of Against Me! has attacked Arcade Fire's new trans-centred new music video, which featured Andrew Garfield.
22nd May 2014
Lady Gaga asks Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst to support her on tour 16
8:10 PM — Lady Gaga has asked Eurovision Song Contest Winner Conchita Wurst along for her artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour, according to reports.
Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw is a ‘much-loved queen’, says the Daily Star 5
5:47 PM — The Daily Star couldn't help but use an old cliché in its story about Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw’s encounter with the Queen.
US rapper claims Portuguese police arrested him for ‘being gay’ 6
1:39 PM — US rapper Mykki Blanco has accused the Portuguese police of homophobia and racism following his arrest at Lisbon airport.
21st May 2014
Same Love rapper Macklemore apologises for wearing ‘anti-Semitic Jew costume’ 16
12:28 PM — His support for LGBT equality is clear for all to see, but US rapper Macklemore has been left reeling after being branded “anti-Semitic”.
Pro-Putin conductor: Russia’s ‘taboos’ need to be respected 27
11:19 AM — A Russian conductor, who strongly supports President Vladimir Putin, says "taboos" like homosexuality, should be respected by the West.
Glee star Jane Lynch on growing up gay: ‘It was almost like I had a disease’ 2
10:32 AM — Jane Lynch has opened up about how she lived a life of "secrecy" during her struggle to accept her sexual orientation as a teenager.
16th May 2014
Andrew Garfield stars as trans woman in Arcade Fire’s new music video 8
9:31 PM — Amazing Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield stars as a trans woman in Arcade Fire's new music video.
Russia: Moscow officials ban Conchita Wurst parade 4
8:31 PM — Russian officials have blocked a group from holding a parade in honour of Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst honoured with sausage portrait 5
4:42 PM — The winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, has inspired a butcher near her family home to create a sausage in her honour.
Conchita Wurst to appear on Graham Norton 7
1:48 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst will appear on tonight's Graham Norton Show.
15th May 2014
Russian rail boss: Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win represents ‘vulgar ethno-facism’ 19
5:47 PM — A Russian railway boss has accused the West of imposing "pure propaganda" on Europe after Austria's victory at this year's Eurovision song contest.
Telegraph columnist: Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst are blokes, calling them ‘she’ denies reality 135
12:09 PM — A Telegraph columnist has attracted criticism for a column in which he refers to trans soldier Chelsea Manning and Conchita Wurst as 'blokes'.
Oprah Winfrey announces Michael Sam TV documentary 1
11:32 AM — Oprah Winfrey has commissioned a documentary about newly-drafted gay NFL player Michael Sam.
14th May 2014
Russia considers pulling out of Eurovision, making ‘straight’ rival show 111
5:47 PM — Russia is reportedly considering pulling out of Eurovision, and making a rival contest for its regions and allies.
13th May 2014
US: Gay singer Clay Aiken wins Democratic nomination for Congress bid 6
8:45 PM — Gay former American Idol star Clay Aiken has won a Democratic primary in North Carolina, securing the party's nomination to run for congress.